Colonial Landram from Battlestar Galactica

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by Revell-Fan, Jul 14, 2010.

  1. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2009
    Messages:
    7,520
    Likes Received:
    2,459
    That is SWEET, very SWEET indeed.

    I am brimming with anticipation.
  2. Zathros

    Zathros Guest

    I really like this, a lot!! I look forward to this! :thumb:
  3. ASC Mclaren

    ASC Mclaren Member

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2011
    Messages:
    765
    Likes Received:
    209
    Fracking awesome! I can not wait!!!! Are there BSG sainthoods? Cause if there are, you should get one!
  4. murphyaa

    murphyaa Designer

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2004
    Messages:
    102
    Likes Received:
    0
    I can't even remember where I found the 3-view's when I designed that Landram. I do remember watching and rewatching the episode it was in trying to catch every detail I could.

    Same for the Viper: Watching endless episodes and looking at pics of the 1:1 model trying to get every detail I could (I didn't use the Revell plastic model because of it's inaccuracies)

    Of course these were designed 10 years ago using pencil and rulers, and redrawn in MSPaint.
  5. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator Moderator

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2009
    Messages:
    6,055
    Likes Received:
    3,697
    Did you design the Ram from jleslie? I had the same problem when I started. I designed everything according to screenshots and some in progress pics of the conversion of the Thiokol snowcat I found a few months ago. It's interesting to see how the proportions of the vehicle seem to change when it was filmed with a different lense. In the wide shots (scope) it looks big, sleek and agile whereas in the close-ups and in-studio shots it looks small and bulky. I had to "guesstimate" a lot and tried to make it look good.
  6. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator Moderator

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2009
    Messages:
    6,055
    Likes Received:
    3,697
    Yes.... And I like it!!! :twisted::twisted::twisted:
  7. Zathros

    Zathros Guest

    The hook is set very deep!!
  8. rbeach84

    rbeach84 New to Paper

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2010
    Messages:
    43
    Likes Received:
    2
    Hmmm!

    Different proportions could perhaps be from use of models vs the "working" studio prop (i.e., the "real" vehicle.)

    Just a thought...

    Anyway, this is looking great...

    Robert
  9. ASC Mclaren

    ASC Mclaren Member

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2011
    Messages:
    765
    Likes Received:
    209
    Ohhh, I am already thinking to building this up as an RC by modifing the Tamiya motor & gears and treads. :mrgreen:
  10. Zathros

    Zathros Guest

    Shows back then were notorious for that. They almost should have had a medical/psychological warning for the suspension of disbelief required by the viewers! :)
  11. ASC Mclaren

    ASC Mclaren Member

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2011
    Messages:
    765
    Likes Received:
    209
    Boy did I miss read Robert's post :confused:
  12. Zathros

    Zathros Guest

    Maybe I did! What were you thinking? :)
  13. ASC Mclaren

    ASC Mclaren Member

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2011
    Messages:
    765
    Likes Received:
    209
    I was waiting to start work, I may not have been thinking. :confused:
  14. Zathros

    Zathros Guest

  15. blueyeppoon

    blueyeppoon Member

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2010
    Messages:
    79
    Likes Received:
    8
    awesome model my hand are sweating and eager already!
    Fantastic job
  16. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator Moderator

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2009
    Messages:
    6,055
    Likes Received:
    3,697
  17. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator Moderator

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2009
    Messages:
    6,055
    Likes Received:
    3,697
    A short glimpse of the rotating gunner station and the turret. Both require some minor modifications. The model is almost complete!

    Attached Files:

  18. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator Moderator

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2009
    Messages:
    6,055
    Likes Received:
    3,697
    Thank you! But in this case there was only one working life-size model (no miniatures). It is definitely the lenses that make the difference. I would love to add some screenshots for illustration but this would certainly violate the copyrights..! :wave:
  19. ASC Mclaren

    ASC Mclaren Member

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2011
    Messages:
    765
    Likes Received:
    209
    WOW! That looks phenomenal!
  20. clif52

    clif52 Banned

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2004
    Messages:
    369
    Likes Received:
    4
    This looks AWWWWWWSOM! Was this redressed or re-skined and used in a couple of episodes of Buck Rogers in the 25th Century? I remember some kind of tracked vehicle.

    Clif